Many reports of surrogacy document negative stories of failed arrangements, but in reality very few surrogacy arrangements end in tears. Many couples successfully have a child through surrogacy. Vasanti Jadva and colleagues from the University of Cambridge Centre for Family Research have been following these families to find out what happens to all concerned.
Alison and her husband had treatment at the Bridge Centre - now LWC London Bridge - in 2005 using a surrogate (her sister-in-law) and donor eggs. Her twins Annie and Jake are now 11.